The fact that Supreme Court justices are unelected works to the nation’s advantage—our justices can be more concerned with the law than with voters.
Were our honourable justices ever to be tempering legal arguments with concerns about what the majority would say, then we would no longer have a justice system, we would have some sort of revenge tribunal.
It is absolutely key that our justices are selected based on their merits as officers of judicial interpretation, and not whether they are popular or voteable.
We already have representative democracy through the House of Commons—and it performs its functions as it should, with the complementary roles played by our other institutions ensuring that the best decisions for Canada are made and executed and that we have peace, order and good government.
Such a strategy is the foundation of Canada’s Government and constitutional structure, and it is a model for success.
The ‘will of the people’ is irrelevant when it comes to the administration of justice as prescribed by law.
No, by the will of the government. The <democratic> government. But nice knee jerking. Feel free to baww more.